We are Voortman Steel Machinery

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Voortman Steel Machinery is a family business that has been established in 1970. Traditionally, we started building steel structures and automated steel processing machines for various industries. Our family business has grown into a leading machine manufacturer for plate, beam and pipe steel processing machines. In recent years, software has become an integral part in making our machines smarter, more accurate and more effective. Our strength lies in working from a long-term vision and, above all, in working together with the customer. We work from the basis of solving customer issues, where you as a customer are always the number one priority. That is the starting point, so that your business can grow and achieve its objectives.

Voortman Steel Machinery is your knowledge partner and we invest in long-term cooperation. We combine entrepreneurship with craftsmanship and are service-oriented. Within our family business, we are quick to adapt. ‘’We do what we say and honor agreements, having open communication and short lines of communication.’’ Because we develop the machines and software in-house and are at your service with approximately 550 employees, we are a stable partner for your company. Worldwide service is within reach. Servitization has become a spearhead. You do not just buy a machine, but are completely relieved of technical and software worries. Voortman Steel Machinery offers Solid Steel Solutions.

Our mission

Our mission is providing solutions to our customers which accelerate their performance, while challenging ourselves and thinking ahead, focusing on innovation and continuous learning.

Corporate social responsibility

'We work safe or we don't do it' and 'Whenever we do something, we do it well'; these are two important daily recurring slogans within our company. We are careful with our people and our customers; they are valuable for our company. We also treat our environment carefully, so that the generations after us can live and work with pleasure. We have translated these objectives into our QHSE policy, which includes Think Safe - Work Safe.

QHSE Policy

Quality, safety and the environment constantly keep our attention. Good is not good enough, we strive for better! For all new products to be developed, our focus is on sustainable development (energy and materials) and on reducing the environmental impact (waste, CO2 and energy).

Think Safe - Work Safe

All our employees should be able to come back home in the evening in a healthy way. We therefore want to minimize the risks on the work floor when it comes down to safety and environment. Before a project starts, we map out all the risks and determine how we can manage them. We do this for each project. Therefore we developed the program Think Safe - Work safe.


Frank Scherphof

Director Operations

Paul Hentschke

Director Engineering

Chris Elfrink


Adrian Morral

President Voortman USA
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